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Joseph Caruso, DDS, MS, MPH
Chair, Orthodontics
School of Dentistry
Professor, Orthodontics
School of Dentistry
Member, Orthdnt&Dentofacial Orthpd, SD, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Research & Grantsmanship    Patents Earned
  • Patent:Method for Use in Dental Articulation, co-invented with Russell A. Jordan, James D. Hansen, Patrick B. Dufour, Baruch Nissenbaum, and Ramat Gan, 2008.  U.S. Patent #7.347.690 ( 0/2008 )
  • Patents:Orthodontic Bone Screw, co-invented with Alan Balfour, William Machata, and Joseph Carchidi, 2005.  U.S. Patent Pending ( 0/2005 )
  • Patent: Method for Use in Dental Articulation, co-invented with Russell A. Jordan, James D. Hansen, Patrick B. Dufour, Baruch Nissenbaum, and Ramat Gan, 2001.  U.S. Patent # 6,322,359. ( 0/2001 )
  • Patents: Orthodontic Bracket and Latch Assembly, co-invented with John S. Kelly, 2001.  U.S. Patent # 6,325,622. ( 0/2001 )
  • Patent: Methods for Use in Dental Articulation, co-invented with Russell A. Jordan, James D. Hansen, Patrick B. Dufour, Baruch Nissenbaum, and Ramat Gan, 2000.  U.S. Patent # 6,152,731. ( 0/2000 )
  • Patent: Orthodontic bracket with archwire slot liner, co-invented with John S. Kelly and James D. Hansen, 1995.  U.S. Patent #5.380.196 ( 0/1995 )
  Funded Research Project (PI)
  • Evaluation of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Measurements of the Airway and Craniofacial Structures in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Patients and their Correlation with Facial Muscle Activity and Orthodontic Intervention to Prevent the Onset of Decrease of the Severity of OSA.  Co-PI: R. Downey III ( 11/2008 - 9/2009 )
    *Parker, J., Farrage, J., Rynearson, D., Chen, J.
  • Project Title: Testing of Computer Aided Dental Implant Placement (AREA) Award Issue Date: 08/15/2008 Grants Management Officer: Daley, Mary Program Official: McInnes, Pamela Grants Specialist: Rutberg, Diana ( 8/2008 - 9/2009 )
  • Orthodontic Mini-implant Failure:  Assessing the Relationship to the Bone Quality using QCBCT ( 4/2008 - 9/2008 )
    *Schneider, J.,Rungharassaeng, K., Andreiko, C., Kim, J.
  • Buccal Bone Changes of Maxillary Posterior Teeth Following Rapid Maxillary Expansion (RPE) and the Variables Involved ( 2/2008 - 9/2008 )
    *Iacob, E., Kim, J., Rungcharassaeng, K., Taylor, G.
  • Evaluation of Skeletal Effects to the Maxillary & Nasal Apparatus after Rapid Maxillary Expansion using Computed Tomography ( 9/2006 - 9/2007 )
    *Garrett, B., Farrage, J., Taylor, G., Rungcharassaeng, K.
  • A Volumetric Analysis of Root Resorption Detection using Digital Volumetric Tomography ( 9/2006 - 9/2007 )
  • Lateral Cephalometric Analysis of Dental and Skeletal Morphology in Patients with and without Degenerative Joint Disease ( 9/2005 - 9/2006 )
  • Factors Affecting Buccal Bone Changes of Maxillary Posterior Teeth after RME ( 9/2005 - 9/2006 )
  • Stability of the Miniscrew Bone Interface: Reverse Torque Values in Rabbits ( 6/2003 - 9/2005 )
  • Accuracy of the NewTom 3G in Measuring the Angle of the Articulator Eminence ( 6/2003 - 9/2005 )
  • The Effect of Rapid Maxillary Expansion on Nasal Cavity Volume and Nasal Airway Resistance ( 9/2002 - 9/2004 )
  • Condylar Remodeling after Distraction Osteogenesis and Bilateral Saggittal Split Osteotomy ( 9/2002 - 9/2004 )
  • CBCT Panoramic Images vs. Traditional Panoramic Radiographs ( 9/2002 - 9/2004 )
  • Prevalence of Degenerative Joint Disease in a Pre-Orthodontic Adolescent Sample ( 9/2002 - 9/2004 )
  • Evaluation of Cortical Bone Thickness and Density of the Maxilla and Mandible; Comparison of Facial Types ( 4/2008 - Present )
    *Loop, J., Rungcharassaeng, K., Andreiko, C., Kim, J.
  Funded Research Project (CI)
  • Influence of Three Types of Stainless Steel Orthodontic Brackets on Cranial Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  PI: L.Leggitt ( 2/2008 - 7/2009 )
  • Treatment Effects of the Herbst, MARA, and Orthognathic Mandibular Advancement on the TMJ and Mandible of Patients with Class II Malocclusion:  A Cone Beam Computed Tomography Study.  PI: K. Rungcharassaeng ( 5/2008 - 6/2009 )
  • A Comparison of Work of Fracture of Three Orthodontic Adhesives utilizing Titanium and Stainless Steel Brackets. PI: L.Leggitt ( 5/2008 - 11/2008 )
  • Cephalometric Analysis using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. PI: L.Leggitt ( 9/2007 - 9/2008 )
  • Oral Muscular Dysfunction (OMD): Surface Electromyographic Studies on Swallowing Children, the Establishment of Normative and Reference Data ( 1/2007 - 9/2008 )
  • Influence of Mandibular Fixed Lingual Retainers on the Diagnostic Quality of Cranial Magnetic Resonance Images ( 9/2006 - 1/2008 )
  • How Precisely can Orthodontic Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) be Placed in Plastic Maxillas using Cone Beam CT Generated CAD/CAM Stents when Compared to Standard Periapical Film Orientation? ( 4/2006 - 9/2007 )
  • A Continued Investigation of Craniofacial Growth in Infant Heart Transplant Recipients Receiving Cyclosporine ( 9/2005 - 9/2006 )
  • Miniscrew Implants: A Histomorphometric Analysis ( 9/2005 - 9/2006 )
  • Variability in Selecting Lateral Cephalometric Landmarks in Two CBCT Image Modes ( 9/2005 - 9/2006 )
  • Ricketts and Steiner Analysis Using NewTom 3G Scout Images ( 9/2003 - 6/2006 )
  • De-bonding Four Brands of Ceramic Brackets with the Waterlase Er.Cr;YSGG ( 6/2003 - 9/2005 )
  • Cone Beam Computerized Tomography Generated Cephalometrics ( 6/2003 - 9/2005 )
  • Dynamic Determinants of Incisal Display ( 6/2003 - 9/2005 )
  • Cone Beam CT and Digital Radiography. A Comparative Study of P/A Cephalometrics ( 9/2002 - 9/2004 )
  • A Comparative Study of Conventional Ligating and Self-ligating Bracket Systems ( 9/2002 - 9/2004 )